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Old 11-10-2015, 09:11 AM
GoresBF200 GoresBF200 is offline
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Barefoot 200 Trailer Rebuild

Hey Guys

Last winter I rebuilt my trailer on a 1995 Barefoot 200 I purchased September 2014.

The orginal MC trailer was rotten and was not able to make the 400km journey home. The guy I bought it off of gave me another trailer, not in great shape but it was workable. Its a skeeter trailer that was made by mastercraft. Had no idea!!

What had to be done:
-new fenders (steel)
-new bow stop
-new tongue
-new lights
-new brakes, went from hydraulic drums to electric drums
-Mastercraft Light up logo
-run new wire
-attach a 7pin plug for quick plug in and go
-Diamond plate

The project took me the whole winter, took my time on it. Had great help from a friend.

Started with taking lots of pictures! pictures so you have some reference of what went where.
Also not a bad idea to make a drawing with dimensions (helps putting the fenders back on)

Then chop cut and rebuild went down!!!
After chop cut we worked on the tongue using box tube and filler plates to build a strong one.
Next came fenders, this was tricky getting the same heights on both sides. I welding a plate in the fender to give it strength and a support bar in the middle to give it more strength. overall the fender has 5 points of contact to add strength.

I had the Mastercraft logo sent out for laser cutting, they traced the logo from a picture i sent and they sent me the finished product in a couple of weeks. $70 all in.

Trailer went for sandblasting (guy did a **** job) and I primed and painted it with a polyurethane.

All in all this is was a fun challenge, missed some spots on the trailer and will likely do it again in a couple years. Any questions let me know!
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:27 AM
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Trailer looks great....love the lighted Mastercraft logo.
Peter B could help you out with some nice rims to finish it off!

You have both a tower and a skylon on the boat? Why both?
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:00 AM
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How did you light up the logo, can you post some pictures of the back side of it?
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:02 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:51 AM
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Nice...same exact color scheme as on our 95 BF200.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:03 AM
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Very Kool

Nice lights !
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:48 PM
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did you have to adjust the bunks to fit the hull or did you luck out? The bass boat trailer looks to have a deeper vee design
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:49 PM
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Trailer looks great....love the lighted Mastercraft logo.
Peter B could help you out with some nice rims to finish it off!

You have both a tower and a skylon on the boat? Why both?
Hey

I eventually took the tower off, looks way better and boat drives better. I got a sweet deal on a triple trick pin off a twin rig. The hole only would fit on a skylon pole. So tower came off and were jumping safely!
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:50 PM
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did you have to adjust the bunks to fit the hull or did you luck out? The bass boat trailer looks to have a deeper vee design
I actually got lucky with the outer bunks with where they line up. I ended up cutting out the middle bunks for support reasons. And I lifted the boat up 1inch with aluminum blocks in between trailer and bunk.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:53 PM
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How did you light up the logo, can you post some pictures of the back side of it?
I can get photos, I welded a bar 1inch flat bar, behind the logo, keep the gap between the logo and flat bar even. After paint I put 3M LED light strip that can be submerged in water. also put a couple zip ties to help keep the light there incase.
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